ECN now TNO
In 2018, research organisations ECN and TNO merged. Then-minister Kamp announced in September 2016 the joining of forces of TNO and ECN into a single energy research centre under the responsibility of TNO.
This joining of forces has created an international centre of excellence for energy and materials issues. With 700 researchers and world-class research facilities.
Accelerating the energy and materials transition
A sustainable future is the only future. More than ever it is clear that the energy and materials transition must be accelerated to meet the 2030 and 2050 climate targets.
TNO is committed to making companies and institutions at home and abroad more energy-efficient, innovative and competitive. In doing so, we work with partners, apply research and develop innovations and policies that enable government, business and industry to accelerate sustainability.
To accelerate making a sustainable society possible for everyone, TNO researchers and experts work within 6 coherent innovation programmes that are in line with the energy agenda and the coalition agreement.
A sustainable future is the only future
Our ambition is to accelerate the energy transition together with knowledge institutions, businesses and government. Read more about our innovation programmes.
Webinar: CO2 reduction and green carbon in the industry from residual flows
This is the time to reduce CO2 emissions and create new opportunities for a sustainable, circular industry. Discover the latest developments and solutions during this webinar. TNO experts present three innovative technologies.
New seabed sediment map for improved North Sea management
The Geological Survey of the Netherlands, part of TNO, has used advanced technology to create an accurate digital map of the seabed. This map will enable public authorities and companies to make better decisions about activities in the North Sea bed.
TNO and seven chemical multinationals start R&D hub for waste processing
Seven member companies of the Low-Carbon Emitting Technologies (LCET) initiative of the World Economic Forum have signed a collaboration agreement with renowned Dutch innovation organisation TNO to support the LCET Research & Development Hub. Among the participants are BASF, Covestro, Dow, LyondellBasell, Mitsubishi Chemical, SABIC and Solvay.
Creative ivy-shaped solar panel system against façade High Tech Campus Eindhoven
Will we soon be able to turn our homes and business premises into one big solar panel? This is getting closer thanks to a special collaboration between TNO, Inbo Architects, Van der Leegte Werkt, Flexipol, and High Tech Campus Eindhoven.
New North Sea monitoring station for offshore wind farm expansion
The substantial expansion of offshore wind capacity from 4.5 gigawatts in 2023 to as much as 21 GW in 2030 requires action on many fronts. One way in which TNO is contributing to this is by accurately mapping wind speeds over the North Sea.